Boris Pineda (1958-San Salvador, October 11, 2021)  was a Salvadoran chess player. He is considered the most successful player in the history of this country,  which is why the National Institute of Sports of El Salvador named him "Chess Player of the 20th century". 
He held the title of Master FIDE, and during his extensive sporting career he achieved eight national titles in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2003.  He was also the only Salvadoran chess player who won two medals at the national level. World Cup: a team gold medal at the Tripoli Counter Olympiad in 1976, and an individual silver medal at the Novi Sad Olympiad in 1990. As of September 2011, he had an Elo of 2,254.  He also received the awards for "Athlete of the Year" by the Circle of Sports Informers (CID) in 1975, and the "Golden Spike" in 1990 and 1994. 
Pineda gave his opinion about chess:
FIDE Chess Profile: Pineda, Boris
Chessgames.com: Boris Pineda (broken link available on Internet Archive; see history, first and latest version).